Profile

PhD Candidate at the University of Saskatchewan investigating exotic hadronic structures utilizing analytic techniques such as QCD sum rules, and playing with food in his spare time.

Education

University of Saskatchewan

PhD., Physics & Engineering Physics

2015–present

MSc., Physics & Engineering Physics

2013-2015

University of the Fraser Valley

BScHon. Physics, Minor in Chemistry

2008-2013

Selected experience

Teaching Assistant

University of Saskatchewan

September 2013 – present


September 2019 – December 2019: Led tutorials for third-year introduction of quantum mechanics.
September 2018 – December 2018: Led tutorials for third-year introduction of quantum mechanics.
September 2017 – December 2017: Refined tutorial curriculum and led tutorials for third-year introduction of quantum mechanics.
September 2016 – December 2016: Refined tutorial curriculum and led tutorials for third-year introduction of quantum mechanics.
January 2016 – April 2016: Ran problem tutorials for first-year introduction to physics course. Supervised and marked first-year physics lab.
September 2015 – December 2015: Marked assignments and assisted in tutorials for a third-year introduction to quantum mechanics. Guest lectured for introductory undergraduate quantum mechanics course. Ran first-year physics problem tutorials.
January 2015 – April 2015: Ran problem tutorials for first-year introduction to physics course. Supervised and marked first-year physics lab.
September 2014 – December 2014: Developed tutorial curriculum for third-year introduction of quantum mechanics. Marked assignments and assisted in a tutorial for a third-year introduction to quantum mechanics. Prepared and taught an undergraduate Quantum Mechanics lecture.
January 2014 – April 2014: Assisted in supervising several undergraduate physics lab sections.
September 2013 – December 2013: Marked assignments for first-year undergraduate physics.

Sessional Instructor

University of Saskatchewan

January 2020 – April 2020

Instructed PHYS371 (Statistical Physics) including development and execution of of examinations, lectures, and collaborative problem sessions, and management of teaching assistants. Transitioned course to online format to adapt to COVID-19 .

Freelance Tutor

Saskatoon

2013 – present

One-on-one mentoring of university students in mathematics and physics.

Freelance Writer

Saskatoon

January 2019 - April 2019

Developed and wrote elementary and secondary curriculum “Introduction to Quantum Theory with the Transparent Alternator Kit” for R.B. Manufacturing. Coordinated lesson plan with Next Generation Science Standards in the USA.

Visiting Researcher

National Sun Yat-sen University

April 2018 – September 2018

Collaborative research at the National Sun Yat-sen University with Dr. Wei Chen on Hybrid Baryons. Supported by Mitacs Globalink Award and the China Scholarship Council.

Sessional Instructor

University of Saskatchewan

February 2017 – April 2017

Instructed PHYS125 (Physics and Technology) including development and execution of of examinations and lectures, and management of teaching assistants.

Lab Assistant

University of the Fraser Valley

June 2012 – April 2008

Testing and development of laboratory component of a 200-level Optics and Waves course.

Research Assistant

University of the Fraser Valley

January 2012 – August 2013

QCD Laplace sum rule calculations of charmonium hybrid mesons. NSERC funded research position.

Research Assistant

University of the Fraser Valley

January 2008 – August 2011

Thermodynamic calcuations of hydrocarbons at high temperatures and high pressures using molecular dynamic simulations. NSERC funded research position.

Freelance Tutor

Abbotsford

2007 – 2013

Mentoring of secondary and university students in general science, mathematics, physics, and chemistry.

Volunteer Work

Chair

MRH Alumni Committee

August 2019 – present

Led recruitment, outreach, and mobilization of alumni for the March of Remembrance and Hope (MRH), an annual leadership program which focuses on Holocaust commemoration, remembrance, social justice, and experiential learning.

Regional and Special Awards Judge

Saskatoon Regional Science Fair

April 2014 – April 2019

Evaluated and encouraged young scientists from grades 6-12 as they presented science projects competing for regional rankings and special awards, with top projects forming the provincial delegation for the Canada-Wide Science Fair. This is an annual one-day event in April.

Chair

PEGASUS

October 2016 – August 2018

Elected position responsible for advocacy on behalf of physics graduate students, liaise with the department of Physics & Engineering Physics, and long-term planning for the Physics and Engineering Physics Graduate Students Academic Council at the University of Saskatchewan (PEGASUS).

Consultant

Abbotsford School for the Integrated Arts

November 2015

Consulted with a Grade 8 classroom as part of the “Artists in the Classroom” grant from the British Columbia Arts Council to build a large-scale school-wide Rube Goldberg Machine. Communicated mechanics and energy concepts in a hands-on learning environment.

Committee Member

USask GSA Fall Bursary Committee

October 2015

Assessed and recommended bursary applications for graduate students expressing financial need at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) for the Graduate Student Association (GSA).

Committee Member

Women in Physics Canada Conference

September 2015 – July 2016

Responsible for planning and executing the 2016 Women in Physics Conference at the University of Saskatchewan.

Chair

USask GSA Finance Committee

January 2015 – August 2015

Elected committee chair responsible for directing the assembly of the 2015-16 operating budget for the University of Saskatchewan Graduate Student Association (USask GSA).

Vice-Chair

PEGASUS

October 2014 – September 2016

Elected position responsible for advocacy on behalf of physics graduate students, as well as organizing social events for the Physics and Engineering Physics Graduate Students Academic Council at the University of Saskatchewan (PEGASUS).

Student Representative

University of the Fraser Valley

July 2012 – June 2013

Represented student interests at monthly faculty meetings with regards to course and policy development.

President

UFV Physics Student Association

January 2012 – August 2013

Organized student social events, professional speakers, charity drives, and tours of local research institutions for the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) Physics Student Association.

Science Columnist

The Cascade

June 2011 – October 2011

Contributed popular physics articles to University of the Fraser Valley campus newspaper.

Regional and Special Awards Judge

Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair

March 2009 – March 2013

Volunteer judge at annual regional science fair for grades 2-12 in a wide range of subjects within the natural sciences.

Peer-reviewed Publications

Universal scale factors relating mesonic fields and quark operators, Amir H. Fariborz, J. Ho, T.G. Steele. Modern Physics Letters A (2020). doi:10.1142/S0217732320501734

Is the Y(2175) a strangeonium hybrid meson? J. Ho, R. Berg, W. Chen, D. Harnett, T.G. Steele. Phys. Rev. D 100, 034012 (2019). doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.100.034012

Mass calculations of light quarkonium, exotic JPC=0+- hybrid mesons from Gaussian sum rules, J. Ho, R. Berg, W. Chen, D. Harnett, T.G. Steele. Phys. Rev. D98, 096020 (2018). doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.98.096020

Masses of open-flavour heavy-light hybrids from QCD sum rules, J. Ho, D. Harnett, T.G. Steele. J. High Energ. Phys. (2017) 2017: 149. doi:10.1007/JHEP05(2017)149

Mass spectrum of heavy quarkonium hybrids, W. Chen, R.T. Kleiv, T.G. Steele, B. Bulthuis, D. Harnett, J. Ho, T. Richards, Shi-Lin Zhu. J. High Energ. Phys. (2013) 2013:19. doi:10.1007/JHEP09(2013)019

Other Publications

The Bridge Between Chiral Lagrangians and QCD Sum-Rules, Amir H. Fariborz, J. Ho, A. Pokraka, T.G. Steele. arXiv:1909.07243 [hep-ph]

Ground State Mass Predictions of Heavy-Light Hybrids from QCD Sum Rule Analysis (JP = {0±, 1±}), J. Ho, D. Harnett, T.G. Steele. Nucl. Part. Phys. Proc., Vol. 294-296 (2018). doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2018.03.005

Mass Predictions of Open-Flavour Hybrid Mesons from QCD Sum Rules, J. Ho, D. Harnett, T.G. Steele. PoS(ICHEP2016)849. doi:10.22323/1.282.0849

Remarks on Top-philic Z' Boson Interactions with Nucleons, Frederick S. Sage, Jason N.E. Ho, T.G. Steele, Rainer Dick. arXiv:[hep-ph]/1611.03367

Exotic Hadron States, W. Chen, J. Ho, T.G. Steele, R.T. Kleiv, B. Bulthuis, D. Harnett, T. Richards, Shi-Lin Zhu. Conference proceedings for the XXX-th International Workshop on High Energy Physics (2015). doi:10.1142/9789814689304_0022

Exploring the spectrum of heavy quarkonium hybrids with QCD sum rules, R.T. Kleiv, B. Bulthuis, D. Harnett, T. Richards, W. Chen, J. Ho, T.G. Steele, Shi-Lin Zhu. Canadian Journal of Physics, January 14, 2015. doi:10.1139/cjp-2014-0589

Molecular dynamics simulations of oil components at geological conditions, Jason Ho, Sarah Reimer, and Noham Weinberg. High Pressure Research, Vol. 29, pp. 587-593 (2009). doi:10.1080/08957950903484410

Academic Presentations

Investigating the light exotic scalar hybrid meson (JPC = 0+-) using Gaussian QCD sum rules, Jason Ho, Ryan Berg, Tom Steele, Wei Chen, Derek Harnett. American Physical Society April Meeting. Denver, CO (April 2019).

Beyond the Conventional Quark Model: Using QCD Sum Rules to Explore the Spectrum of Exotic Hadrons, Jason Ho, Derek Harnett, Tom Steele. National Sun Yat-sen University Seminar. Guangzhou, China (2018).

Ground State Mass Predictions of Heavy-Light Hybrids from QCD Sum Rule Analysis (JP = {0±, 1±}). Jason Ho, Derek Harnett, Tom Steele. Nonperturbative Aspects of Quantum Field Theory & Loewe’s 65 Fest. Santiago, Chile (December 2017).

Ground State Mass Predictions of Heavy-Light Hybrids from QCD Sum Rule Analysis (JP = {0±, 1±}). Jason Ho, Derek Harnett, Tom Steele. QCD 17: 20th High-Energy Physics International Conference in Quantum Chromodynamics. Monpellier, France (July 2017).

Masses of Open-Flavour Heavy-Light Hybrids from QCD Sum Rules. Jason Ho, Derek Harnett, Tom Steele. American Physical Society April Meeting. Washington, DC (January 2017).

Mass Predictions of Open-Flavour Hybrid Mesons from QCD Sum Rules. Jason Ho, Derek Harnett, Tom Steele. International Conference of High Energy Physics 2016. Chicago, IL (August 2016).

QCD Sum Rule Analysis of Heavy-light Hybrids for JP = 1-). Jason Ho, Derek Harnett, Tom Steele. Canadian Association of Physicists Congress. Edmonton, AB (June 2015).

Quarks and the Gluons that Bind Them: Strange Particles at our Smallest Scale. Jason Ho. University of Saskatchewan Graduate Research Conference Three Minute Thesis Competition. Saskatoon, SK (March 2015).

QCD Sum Rule Analysis of Open-charm Hybrids. Jason Ho, Derek Harnett, Tom Steele. University of Saskatchewan PEGASUS Summer Seminars. Saskatoon, SK (June 2015).

Ground State Masses of Charmonium Hybrids from QCD Sum-Rules. Derek Harnett, Tom Steele, Jason Ho, Brendan Bulthuis, Timothy Richards, Ryan Berg, Robin Kleiv, Wei Chen, Shi-Lin Zhu. 15th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Section of the American Physics Society. Seattle, WA (May 2014).

Charmonium Hybrid Masses from QCD Sum Rules. Jason Ho, Timothy Richards, Brendan Bulthuis, Derek Harnett, Tom Steele, Robin Kleiv, Hong-ying Jin. 14th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Section of the American Physics Society. Vancouver, BC (October 2012).

Non-Academic Presentations

Pivoting Products to People, Josha Ho, Jason Ho. DataViz Art Student Competition Finalist. Toronto ON (March 2018).

Gender and Diversity Analysis of Canadian International Students, Josha Ho, Jason Ho. DataViz Art Student Competition. (February 2018).

How to Apply for Scholarships, Jason Ho. University of Saskatchewan Undergraduate Seminar (PHYS490), Saskatoon SK (September 2016, 2017, 2018)

Awards

University of Saskatchewan Teacher-Scholar Doctoral Fellowship (2019-2020)

University of Saskatchewan Global Engagement Scholarship (2018)

Mitacs Globalink Research Award (2018)

Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowship (2017-2019)

NSERC Post-graduate Doctoral Scholarship (2016-2019)

University of Saskatchewan Graduate Teaching Fellowship (2013-2015)

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (2013, 2010)

UFV Undergraduate Research Excellence Award (2013, 2012)

UFV Student Life Leadership Award (2013, 2012)

UFV Undergraduate Student Research Day Dean’s Award (2012)

Languages

Advanced:

  • Wolfram Language
  • LaTex

Basic:

  • Python
  • Bash
  • HTML

Software

Advanced:

  • Mathematica

Basic:

  • Bash
  • Github
  • Jekyll
  • Tableau

Contact

Jason Nhat-Quang Esau Ho

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan , Canada

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Web: http://jasonho.ca